Dining: Marina Pier

Modern, contemporary menus and waterfront dining – we taste test some of our favourites at Marina Pier, Glenelg.

Local Catch
Seafood platters are a specialty at Sammys, and with a breathtaking 270-degree view of the beach and the marina there’s no better place to enjoy the fresh local seafood and long list of South Australian boutique wines. Their fresh lobsters – brought in live from Kangaroo Island – are a must-try. The Lobster Thermidor, flamed with brandy and Dijon mustard, succulent SA king prawns and grilled King George whiting served on a bed of lentil and quinoa salad with fresh tomatoes, cucumber and Spanish onion, are also crowd pleasers. 

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Japanese Flavours
Watch on as the chef chops, tosses and creates right in front of you at Tomiko Japanese Steak House. The local produce speaks for itself – wagyu, chateaubriand and hibachi beef, as well as local lobster, salmon, scallops and king prawns – while the teppanyaki tables make for a fun-filled experience! After something a bit more intimate? There’s also a Japanese-themed private function room that seats up to 20 people.

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Farmed Fresh
It’s hard to beat the freshly farmed oysters from The Oyster Bar at Holdfast Bay. Sourced from some of the best farms in Coffin Bay on the Eyre Peninsula, they can be enjoyed on a grazing plate with their famous salt and pepper squid, or chilled and grilled to perfection. Pair with a selection of handpicked wines from some of the state’s best cellar doors for a true tasting experience. There’s live music every Sunday during winter, plus happy hour every Friday. The full oyster menu is also discounted every Wednesday and catering options are available.

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